Dee Waymire

Newsletter – December 8,2014

We only have two more weeks left in this semester! Students should be busy working on projects and studying for unit and final assessments. If students study each evening, the final exams will be less overwhelming next week!

Information
1. GCJHS students created ornaments for the city’s Christmas tree this year. Stop by the courthouse square and admire their creative work! Thanks to National Junior Honor Society, Student Council, Art Club, Mrs. Findley and Mr. Spencer’s classes for pitching in!

2. We had over 150 students attend the Snowman Dance on Friday night.

3. Attached is an Athletic Hall of Fame Nomination form. If you want to nominate an outstanding former athlete or coach, please send the form to Mr. Keesling, G-C Athletic Director.

4. Mrs. Greene created an 8th Grade Washington, D.C. Trip roommate request form in Google for students to fill out. Students must be logged into their school Google account to fill out the request form.

5. Coach Clark, the high school women’s soccer coach is going to meet with any interested 8th grade girls after school Tuesday for a brief meeting.

Dates Ahead
12/8 7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball “A Teams” HOME
12/9 7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball “B Teams” HOME
12/10 7th Grade Field Trip- A Christmas Carol
12/11 7th Grade Boys Basketball “A and B teams” HOME
8th Grade Boys Basketball @ Pendleton
12/12 School Play- CSI: Christmas 7PM
12/16 Winter Arts Program (Bands and Choirs to perform)
12/19 End of the Semester

Regular Reminders
When the temperature is below freezing, we will allow students who are dropped off early into the building at 8:00am. Students who arrive earlier and wish to come into the building, may attend FOCUS (study tables), which begins at 7:30am daily. Students who attend FOCUS are expected to arrive at 7:30am and be working on school related assignments.

The GCJHS library will now open at 8am for students who want to check out a book, study or get on a computer before school.

Winter sports schedules are available on the athletics page on our website- http://apps.gcsc.k12.in.us/blogs/gcjhs-athletics/schedules/

Parking lot procedures-The right lane is for a brief drop off and the left lane is for moving traffic. If your child needs longer to gather his/her things, please park in the lot and then walk from there into the building. We want to keep students safe and avoid traffic backups onto Franklin Street.

Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars Program offers income-eligible Hoosier students up to four years of paid tuition at an eligible Indiana college or university after they graduate from high school. Scholars who enroll are connected to programs and resources to help them plan, prepare, and pay for college. 7th and 8th grade Indiana students whose families meet income eligibility guidelines must apply to become a 21st Century Scholar by June 30 of the student’s 8th grade year. You can apply online at www.Scholars.IN.gov. You may also contact the school counselor for additional information.

Boxtops-Do you have Boxtops for education laying around? Our Special Education Department is collecting them to raise funds for classroom trips. Please send in your boxtops to the office to help this great group!

Take a minute to sign up your Marsh Fresh Idea card for the Junior High! Your shopping accumulates points for teachers to get classroom supplies. www.freshideasforeducation.com and enter your card # and our school code # 49955

For more information, go to:
Website: http://gcjhs.gcsc.k12.in.us
Twitter: @GCJHS_principal
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Greenfield-Central-Junior-High-School/118099534891376

Dan Jack, Principal
Greenfield Central Junior High School
djack@gcsc.k12.in.us
317-477-4616

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Newsletter – November 23, 2014

Information
1.It’s a short week for students! GCJHS wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving!

2. When we return to school next week, there will only be three weeks left in the semester!

3. We are going to have a short pep session on Tuesday to celebrate our “A School” status. The students are encouraged to wear neon clothes to school and also to the basketball game Tuesday evening.

Regular Reminders
When the temperature is below freezing, we will allow students who are dropped off early into the building at 8:00am. Students who arrive earlier and wish to come into the building, may attend FOCUS (study tables), which begins at 7:30am daily. Students who attend FOCUS are expected to arrive at 7:30am and be working on school related assignments.

Winter sports are underway! Schedules are available on the athletics page on our website- http://apps.gcsc.k12.in.us/blogs/gcjhs-athletics/schedules/

Parking lot procedures-The right lane is for a brief drop off and the left lane is for moving traffic. If your child needs longer to gather his/her things, please park in the lot and then walk from there into the building. We want to keep students safe and avoid traffic backups onto Franklin Street.

Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars Program offers income-eligible Hoosier students up to four years of paid tuition at an eligible Indiana college or university after they graduate from high school. Scholars who enroll are connected to programs and resources to help them plan, prepare, and pay for college. 7th and 8th grade Indiana students whose families meet income eligibility guidelines must apply to become a 21st Century Scholar by June 30 of the student’s 8th grade year. You can apply online at www.Scholars.IN.gov. You may also contact the school counselor for additional information.

Boxtops-Do you have Boxtops for education laying around? Our Special Education Department is collecting them to raise funds for classroom trips. Please send in your boxtops to the office to help this great group!

Take a minute to sign up your Marsh Fresh Idea card for the Junior High! Your shopping accumulates points for teachers to get classroom supplies. www.freshideasforeducation.com and enter your card # and our school code # 49955

Dates Ahead
11/24 Character Breakfast (for those demonstrating Punctuality)
7th and 8th grade Boys basketball home opener
11/25 8th Grade Boys basketball -home
11/26-11/28 Thanksgiving Break- No School
12/10 7th Grade Field Trip- A Christmas Carol
12/19 End of the Semester

For more information, go to:
Website: http://gcjhs.gcsc.k12.in.us
Twitter: @GCJHS_principal
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Greenfield-Central-Junior-High-School/118099534891376

Dan Jack, Principal
Greenfield Central Junior High School

Newsletter – November 17, 2014

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1.We are so proud of our students for the fantastic Veteran’s Day program they provided! Mrs. Greene and the student council put in a lot of time to prepare and it showed! The student body was fantastic. The band and choirs performed beautifully. We couldn’t be prouder to have veterans, friends and family join us at the program and reception.

2. When the temperature is below freezing, we will allow students who are dropped off early into the building at 8:00am. Students who arrive earlier and wish to come into the building, may attend FOCUS (study tables), which begins at 7:30am daily. Students who attend FOCUS are expected to arrive at 7:30am and be working on school related assignments.

3. The candles have arrived! The boxes are rather large! If your child sold Yankee Candles for the Washington DC fundraiser, pickup will be Tuesday, November 18, 6pm-7pm in the cafeteria. Please enter through the main west doors (back side of the school.) If you are unable to come Tuesday, please email Mrs. Green at bgreene@gcsc.k12.in.us to make arrangements.

4. Consider participating in the Speak Up survey. Speak Up is a survey designed to help parents share their ideas directly with schools and national policymakers. By participating in Speak Up, parents are expressing their views to a wider audience of local, state, and national policy makers as well as the business community- and contributing to the national dialog about science, technology, and preparing students for the 21st century workforce. To take the survey visit: http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2014/ and click the blue “parents enter here” button!

5. Please be sure to check teachers’ blogs and websites linked through our webpage for the latest news and assignments.

Regular Reminders
Winter sports are underway! Schedules are available on the athletics page on our website- http://apps.gcsc.k12.in.us/blogs/gcjhs-athletics/schedules/

A few spots have opened up for the 8th grade trip to Washington DC. Those interested should call 800-225-9919 or 317-581-1122 to register today. This is a first come first served situation. Once those spots are filled, registration will close. Please note that one to two payments may be required to register.

Parking lot procedures-The right lane is for a brief drop off and the left lane is for moving traffic. If your child needs longer to gather his/her things, please park in the lot and then walk from there into the building. We want to keep students safe and avoid traffic backups onto Franklin Street.

Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars Program offers income-eligible Hoosier students up to four years of paid tuition at an eligible Indiana college or university after they graduate from high school. Scholars who enroll are connected to programs and resources to help them plan, prepare, and pay for college. 7th and 8th grade Indiana students whose families meet income eligibility guidelines must apply to become a 21st Century Scholar by June 30 of the student’s 8th grade year. You can apply online at www.Scholars.IN.gov. You may also contact the school counselor for additional information.

Boxtops-Do you have Boxtops for education laying around? Our Special Education Department is collecting them to raise funds for classroom trips. Please send in your boxtops to the office to help this great group!

Take a minute to sign up your Marsh Fresh Idea card for the Junior High! Your shopping accumulates points for teachers to get classroom supplies. www.freshideasforeducation.com and enter your card # and our school code # 49955

Dates Ahead
11/24 Character Breakfast (for those demonstrating Punctuality)
7th and 8th grade Boys basketball home opener
11/25 8th Grade Boys basketball -home
11/26-11/28 Thanksgiving Break- No School
12/10 7th Grade Field Trip- A Christmas Carol
12/19 End of the Semester

November 10 Newsletter

Information

1. We will have our Veteran’s Day program on Tuesday, November 11, at 9:00AM. We would love to have parents and veterans attend! Choir members and 8th grade band members are to wear red, white, and blue for the Veteran’s Day program on Tuesday We are encouraging all students to dress in red, white, and blue in honor of our Veterans.

2. We are proud to announce that the Department of Education has named GCJHS an “A School!” The letter grades are determined by student performance on ISTEP, growth of students from one year to the next, and participation in testing (attendance). We plan to celebrate with students and staff in the near future!

3. Winter sports are underway! Schedules are available on the athletics page on our website- http://apps.gcsc.k12.in.us/blogs/gcjhs-athletics/schedules/

Regular Reminders

A few spots have opened up for the 8th grade trip to Washington DC. Those interested should call 800-225-9919 or 317-581-1122 to register today. This is a first come first served situation. Once those spots are filled, registration will close. Please note that one to two payments may be required to register.

Parking lot procedures-The right lane is for a brief drop off and the left lane is for moving traffic. If your child needs longer to gather his/her things, please park in the lot and then walk from there into the building. We want to keep students safe and avoid traffic backups onto Franklin Street.

Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars Program offers income-eligible Hoosier students up to four years of paid tuition at an eligible Indiana college or university after they graduate from high school. Scholars who enroll are connected to programs and resources to help them plan, prepare, and pay for college. 7th and 8th grade Indiana students whose families meet income eligibility guidelines must apply to become a 21st Century Scholar by June 30 of the student’s 8th grade year. You can apply online at www.Scholars.IN.gov. You may also contact the school counselor for additional information.

Boxtops-Do you have Boxtops for education laying around? Our Special Education Department is collecting them to raise funds for classroom trips. Please send in your boxtops to the office to help this great group!

Take a minute to sign up your Marsh Fresh Idea card for the Junior High! Your shopping accumulates points for teachers to get classroom supplies. www.freshideasforeducation.com and enter your card # and our school code # 49955

Dates Ahead
11/11 Veteran’s Day Program 9AM (parents and veterans are invited!)
11/24 Character Breakfast (for those demonstrating Punctuality)
7th and 8th grade Boys basketball home opener
11/25 8th Grade Boys basketball -home
11/26-11/28 Thanksgiving Break- No School
12/10 7th Grade Field Trip- A Christmas Carol
12/19 End of the Semester

For more information go to
Website: http://gcjhs.gcsc.k12.in.us
Twitter: @GCJHS_principal
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Greenfield-Central-Junior-High-School/118099534891376

Dan Jack, Principal
Greenfield Central Junior High School

November 3, 2014 – Parent News Letter

Information
1. We had a great turnout at our first Parent Teacher Conferences last Wednesday. It’s not too late to sign up for the second night of conferences scheduled for this Wednesday, November 5. You can still sign up online through the Parent Powerschool portal! If you have trouble, please contact Mrs. Leonard in Student Services. The time slots are ten minutes each and run 3:40 pm-7:10 pm. We are looking forward to see you here!

2. A few spots have opened up for the 8th grade trip to Washington DC. Those interested should call 800-225-9919 or 317-581-1122 to register today. This is a first come first served situation. Once those spots are filled, registration will close. Please note that one to two payments may be required to register.

3. We will have our Veteran’s Day program on Tuesday, November 11, at 9:00AM. We would love to have parents and veterans attend! Our band and choir will perform some patriotic numbers.

Regular Reminders
Parking lot procedures-The right lane is for a brief drop off and the left lane is for moving traffic. If your child needs longer to gather his/her things, please park in the lot and then walk from there into the building. We want to keep students safe and avoid traffic backups onto Franklin Street.

Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars Program offers income-eligible Hoosier students up to four years of paid tuition at an eligible Indiana college or university after they graduate from high school. Scholars who enroll are connected to programs and resources to help them plan, prepare, and pay for college. 7th and 8th grade Indiana students whose families meet income eligibility guidelines must apply to become a 21st Century Scholar by June 30 of the student’s 8th grade year. You can apply online at www.Scholars.IN.gov. You may also contact the school counselor for additional information.

Boxtops-Do you have Boxtops for education laying around? Our Special Education Department is collecting them to raise funds for classroom trips. Please send in your boxtops to the office to help this great group!

Take a minute to sign up your Marsh Fresh Idea card for the Junior High! Your shopping accumulates points for teachers to get classroom supplies. www.freshideasforeducation.com and enter your card # and our school code # 49955

Dates Ahead
11/5 Parent Teacher Conferences Day #2
11/11 Veteran’s Day Program 9AM (parents and veterans are invited!)
11/26-11/28 Thanksgiving Break- No School
12/19 End of the Semester

For more information go to
Website: http://gcjhs.gcsc.k12.in.us
Twitter: @GCJHS_principal
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Greenfield-Central-Junior-High-School/118099534891376

Dan Jack, Principal
Greenfield Central Junior High School